MASTER'S STUDY PROGRAMME

Cyber Security

Part-time study in English language in the study year 2023/2024

Virtual real-time attendance at lectures
Optional live or virtual real-time attendance at tutorials

The new study programme Cyber Security will equip the graduates with in-depth knowlege of methods and techniques of security and protection of organizations, their information systems and employees against cyber threats. The students acquire the understanding of the impact of cyber risks on business operations, the knowledge of the right requirements and related legislation, as well as the methods of assessing or auditing cyber security.

The study programme will be implemented for the first time in the academic year 2023/2024, as part-time mode of study.

The following individuals can be enrolled in the first year of the master’s study programme Cyber Security:

  • Who has completed a bachelor’s study programme in the fields of informatics or computer science. The competent faculty authority does not prescribe additional study obligations based on the application for enrolment;
  • Who has completed a bachelor’s study programme in the fields that belong to the study fields of social sciences, journalism and information science, business and administrative sciences, law and from the fields of natural sciences, mathematics and statistics. Based on the application for enrolment, the competent faculty authority prescribes additional study obligations to the candidate in the range of 24 ECTS;
  • Who has completed a bachelor’s study programme in other fields of study. Based on the application for enrolment, the competent faculty authority prescribes additional study obligations to the candidate in the range of maximum 30 ECTS.

For graduates of higher professional study programmes adopted before 11. 06. 2004, the provisions for graduates of bachelor’s study programmes shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Anyone who has completed an equivalent education abroad can also enrol in the first or subsequent years of the master’s study programme Cyber Security. At the request of the applicant, FIS determines the equivalence of education acquired abroad within the procedure of education recognition.

To advance from the first to the second year, the student must acquire at least 45 ECTS from the first year. The faculty may allow the student to advance to a higher year, even if the required conditions are not met, in the following circumstances: maternity, prolonged illness, exceptional family or social circumstances, participation in top cultural, sports or professional events. A student who does not meet the conditions for enrolling in a higher year may repeat a year once during their studies or change their study programme or course due to non-fulfilment of obligations in the previous study programme or course. It is not possible to repeat the second year because an additional year (absolventski staž) is intended for fulfilling the missing obligations.

The condition for the completion of studies is the successful completion of all study obligations prescribed by the programme in the amount of 120 ECTS. A student who enrols directly in the second year, after completing a university education or specialization according to a programme adopted before 11.06.2004, must pass all prescribed differential exams and full-time study obligations of the second year. The study ends with the preparation and oral defence of the master’s thesis.

  • Understanding the importance of cyber security.
  • Ability to identify cybersecurity threats and provision of protective countermeasures based on the security threats assessment.
  • Ability to collect, select, analyze information and capability to interpret it in order to provide holistic problem resolutions, as well as challenges and incidents in the field of cybersecurity.
  • In-depth understanding of the functioning of organizational information systems, components and networks.
  • Ability to use various software solutions to ensure, manage, monitor and evaluate cyber security.
  • Knowledge of established methodological approaches for managing the security of modern information systems and networks.
  • Ability to search for sources and obtain data for cybersecurity management needs.
  • The ability of business communication, teamwork and the use of information technologies for the purpose of ensuring cyber security.
  • Ability to develop an organization’s information security policies and management systems.
  • The ability to flexibly apply acquired knowledge about cyber security in practice.
  • Striving for quality of professional work through autonomy, (self-) criticism, (self-) reflection and (self-) evaluation of the professional work
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical aspects of data and information protection.

Curriculum Cyber Security

1st year2nd yearElective courses
Information Security LawSecure Software DevelopmentComputer Forensics
Network SecurityQualitative and Quantitative Research MethodologyIntelligent systems in informatics
Personal CybersecurityInternet of things and operational technologies cybersecurityProject management
Data security and protectionAssessment and audit of cyber securityManagement Information Systems
Systems SecurityThesis SeminarData mining
Organizations’ SecuritySecurity of web and mobile applicationsRenewable energy sources and sustainable development
Component SecurityMaster's thesisFundraising
Cyber SecurityDecision models, Decision Support Systems
Elective course 1Artificial Intelligence
Elective course 2Corporate Security
Elective course 3Global Security

Information Security Law

ECTS: 6

Network Security

ECTS: 6

Personal Cybersecurity

ECTS: 6

Data security and protection

ECTS: 6

Systems Security

ECTS: 6

Organizations’ Security

ECTS: 4

Component Security

ECTS: 5

Cyber Security

ECTS: 6

Elective course 1

ECTS: 5

Elective course 2

ECTS: 5

Elective course 3

ECTS: 5

Secure Software Development

ECTS: 6

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodology

ECTS: 8

Internet of things and operational technologies cybersecurity

ECTS: 6

Assessment and audit of cyber security

ECTS: 4

Thesis Seminar

ECTS: 6

Security of web and mobile applications

ECTS: 6

Master’s Thesis

ECTS: 24

Computer Forensics

ECTS: 5

Project management

ECTS: 5

Management Information Systems

ECTS: 5

Data mining

ECTS: 5

Renewable energy sources and sustainable development

ECTS: 5

Fundraising

ECTS: 5

Decision models, Decision Support Systems

ECTS: 5

Artificial Intelligence

ECTS: 5

Corporate Security

ECTS: 5

Global Security

ECTS: 5

Intelligent systems in informatics

ECTS: 5